There are doubters and there are believers about Man landing on the moon and exploring space. Somewhere in between there are those who want to believe these amazing feats. But, whatever your opinion, if you haven’t taken the opportunity to visit the NASA exhibit, then you may well be missing out on some information to seal your opinion.
Visiting this exhibit is an eye opener and I would suggest you dont miss out, with only a couple of weeks left to run in Brisbane. Before visiting we thought maybe it was going to be photos, newspaper articles and a bit of memorabilia. This exhibit was so much more.
The first stage of your launch is on level three of the QLD museum. Youngsters are well taken care of with different activities to keep interested along the way.
Venturing through the exhibit, the information accumulation is nothing short of incredible. Here you will learn of the countries who entered the space race, their equipment, purpose and how they fared.
Its not all about reading, theres plenty to see and experience throughout. An array of spacesuits is quite mind boggling. How did anyone on earth even know what material to use in making spacesuits? There was a lot of guesswork as to what would actually work.Seeing these suits right up close is pretty awesome. There’s an array of suits to view, all differing in their makeup and sometimes purpose. It’s pretty rare to have the opportunity to view these, and if I were you, I wouldn’t miss that.Sections of replica rockets are displayed so you can see what astronauts have endured. Some are to scale and to be honest, you have to feel for those astronauts, theres not a lot of room.One of the most interesting items, I felt, was the original computer desk out of the Ground Control room. Not only were these actual computers used, the pieces of paper with notations and calculations was extremely intriguing. Some how, this was one item which really gave that human touch and made the experience real. After you finish viewing the awesome artefacts laid out on this level, you can then visit the rest of the exhibit on level 2. Photos are so real, you are totally drawn into the experience. The only thing stopping you from floating is gravity.The final piece of the exhibit is an incredible replica of the Atlantis. This space shuttle completed 33 return trips to space, orbiting our earth a total of 4848 times. That’s a lot.
Climb the stairs to see the top part of the module, and dont forget to check out the bottom half too.
Cleverly displayed so you can immerse yourself in a shuttle experience, whilst being mesmerised by the control panel, this replica is definitely the icing on the cake.
Even the toilet used in space is displayed in the bottom part of this shuttle. Information boards explain what you can see as you view all of this clearly as you look past the see through wall.It would be so easy to go on for hours about this exhibit, after all there is a lot to see. But, you need to experience it, and if it heads to your state or country, then dont miss the opportunity to look through. It really is well worth some time, no matter what your opinion may be. More photos and information are posted on Dine Live Travel, Instagram, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Visit and Experience, Space, the final frontier. It really is a human adventure, or is it……